Rite Aid Defends Rx Discount Program In Co-Pay Cost Row

Law360 (March 19, 2018, 7:54 PM EDT) -- A customer can’t sue Rite Aid Corp. for charging patients with private insurance higher co-pays than cash-paying customers who enroll in its generic-drug discount program because there’s nothing legally requiring it to match the prices, the pharmacy told a California federal court Friday, hoping to ditch a potential class action.

While customer Robert Josten’s suit alleges Rite Aid is required to tell private and government insurers how much it’s charging patients who pay without insurance — so-called usual and customary prices — the pharmacy said that...
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